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Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family
4.14
it was amazing
The Buddenbrooks are an upper middle class bourgeois family in Germany. The story follows multiple generations through traditions of mediocrity and "a ...more
Jan 1997
Dec 30, 2007
 
Welcome to My Country
3.83
it was amazing
Nonfiction, reads like fiction, acount of Slater's battles with various psychological troubles. She always manages to bring a wry sense of humor to th ...more
Jan 2002
Jun 20, 2007
 
Marcovaldo
3.89
it was amazing
I'm pretty sure I'm related to the main character in this book.
Jan 2003
Jun 20, 2007
 
The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr Norris/Goodbye to Berlin
4.03
it was amazing
This is one of those books that resides on my shelf in complete tatters, held together by a tenuous variety of tapes be they packing or scotch. I love ...more
Jan 1999
Dec 28, 2007
 
The Complete Stories
4.44
it was amazing
Flannery O'Connor is my favorite literary fiction writer, hands down. She manages to address race issues, religion, gender, sexism, ageism, and every ...more
Jan 1997
Jun 20, 2007
 
My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile
3.82
really liked it
Isabel Allende is sort of seen as the female equivilant of Marquez. I haven't been able to get into her fiction as much, though. Her autobiography on ...more
Jan 2004
Jun 20, 2007
 
Tibetan Book of the Dead
4.04
really liked it
I started reading this book out of a desire to get ok with death, and I have to say... it's helpful. I've been told that there is an older translation ...more
Jan 28, 2008
Dec 28, 2007
 
The Collector of Moments
3.86
it was amazing
This book has become my favorite children's book as an adult. The illustrations are beautiful and the whole book is imbued with magical enchantment. I ...more
Jan 2004
Dec 30, 2007
 
The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
4.30
it was amazing
What I have learned from this book is that I have an undying interest and love for fucked up looking things that live in the depths of the depths of t ...more
Jan 28, 2008
Dec 28, 2007
 
Invisible Cities
4.19
liked it
After reading all of his other stuff, I was a bit disappointed with this one, but maybe I should give it another whirl.
Jan 2003
Jun 20, 2007
 
Dead Souls
3.98
liked it
What the hell is going on with this book? I never finished it because I couldn't focus on what the deal was.
Jan 2003
Jun 20, 2007
 
The Baron in the Trees
4.06
it was amazing
This book is great! Made me feel like I was 5 again and everything was magical.
Jan 2003
Jun 20, 2007
 
Animals of the Ocean, in Particular the Giant Squid
4.29
really liked it
AHAHAHA! Still not as good as Giraffe? Giraffe!
Jan 2006
Jan 06, 2008
 
Collected Works: Wise Blood / A Good Man is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear it Away / Everything that Rises Must Converge / Essays and Letters
4.51
it was amazing
See review for previous Flannery O'Connor
Jan 1998
Jun 20, 2007
 
God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism
3.96
it was amazing
Wanna know a lot about our world? read this book.
Jan 2005
Jun 20, 2007
 
Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir
3.90
it was amazing
She's my best friend. That's all.
Jan 2003
Jun 20, 2007
 
Prozac Diary
3.62
it was amazing
Love it. Love it. Love it.
Jan 2002
Jun 20, 2007
 
The Memoirs of Elias Canetti: The Tongue Set Free/The Torch in My Ear/The Play of the Eyes
4.40
it was amazing
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Norwegian Wood
4.03
really liked it
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Jan 06, 2008
 
The Fall
4.06
it was amazing
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Jan 06, 2008
 
The Odyssey
3.74
really liked it
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Death in Venice and Other Tales
3.88
really liked it
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Doctor Faustus
4.07
it was amazing
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Jan 06, 2008
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.05
it was amazing
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Jan 2002
Jun 20, 2007
 
Leaves of Grass: The Deathbed Edition
4.15
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Jan 06, 2008
 
A People's History of the United States
4.07
it was amazing
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Jan 06, 2008
 
The Great Gatsby
3.90
really liked it
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.06
it was amazing
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Jan 06, 2008
 
1984
4.16
it was amazing
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Jan 06, 2008
 
Salome
3.70
it was amazing
None
not set
Jan 06, 2008
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